Memphis father’s car shot up days after he was beaten, robbed

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A group of people near the Medical District are on edge after they say their neighborhood has become riddled with crime and now bullets.

On Thursday night, several shots were fired into a car and different apartments along Merriwether Avenue and Cochran Place just off Poplar Avenue.

“I feel it, clack clack, and they started shooting at my car," said Fausto Reyes. "I’m lucky they didn’t hit me.”

Reyes said a gunman targeted him around 10:30 p.m. where he lives near the Medical District. The father of three said he was scared for his life, as about six bullets hit his Toyota Scion.

An apartment complex across the street also had bullets go through multiple doors and walls. Many neighbors we spoke with on Friday said this happens often in the area.

“You find AR-15 ammo on the ground," said one neighbor who wanted to remain anonymous.

The neighbor said he also hears about a lot of robberies nearby and criminals jumping fences into the different complexes.

“One of the guys got beat up and they sprayed him with pepper spray in his face and robbed him and beat him up pretty bad. He couldn’t even go to work the next day.”

Earlier this week, Reyes was also robbed at gunpoint.

“I feel bling, he hit me right in the back of the head," said Reyes.

His bruises and broken bones serve as fresh reminders of the brutal beat down, but they give no understanding to why he’s been targeted twice now.

“I’m scared for my kids you know, for my family," said Reyes.

Neighbors said they’re supposed to start seeing more police in the area, and hopefully less bullets.

We don’t have any suspect information at this point. If you know anything that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.